Compulsory Registration Of Fulani Herdsmen & Animals In S/West Set To Commence

The leadership of the Fulani commu­nity in the South West region rose from an emergency meeting in Ibadan, at the weekend, with a resolve to embark on compulsory registra­tion of all herdsmen op­erating in the various states of the geo-political zone, including their ani­mals.

The move is targeted at putting an end to the crisis between the herds­men and farmers in the region.

The registration is ex­pected to ensure effective monitoring of the activi­ties of the herdsmen by their host communities and security operatives to guard against un­wholesome behaviors.

The meeting, which lasted for over six hours was held inside the Sasa Palace of the Sardauna Yamma and Chairman of the Sarkin Hausa was in the 17 southern states, Alhaji Haruna Maiyasin.

Maiyasin, while ad­dressing journalists on the resolutions, called for cooperation of the host communities, in­cluding the various state and local governments in supporting the Fulani leadership to effectively implement the proposed registration exercise.

The Sarkin Sasa of Ibadanland said the meeting also mandated Fulani parents to keep close watch on their chil­dren and wards to ensure that they do not engage in anti-social behaviors or consumption of hard drugs.

The Fulani commu­nity then expressed de­light over the proactive measures taken by secu­rity operatives, which led to the arrest and sub­sequent prosecution of suspected kidnappers of Afenifere chieftain and former Secretary to the Government of the Fed­eration, Chief Olu Falae.

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Public Asset Declaration Should Be Made Compulsory- Ex-Finance Minister

A former Minister of State for Finance, Remi Babalola, on Tuesday proposed the expansion of the whistle blowing and fraud protocols by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to include payment of 10 percent of the total value of undeclared assets by public officials to whistle-blowers/informants, if successfully prosecuted.

Mr. Babalola said public asset declaration should be made compulsory for all principal officers in the executive arm of government, from the president to the ministers, permanent secretaries, directors-general, and heads of parastatals and agencies to curb the alarming rate of corruption in the country.

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Compulsory Certificate Screening For Federal Civil Servants

All civil servants on the Nigerian federal government payroll are to undergo compulsory verification and revalidation of their credentials and service records.

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Danladi Kifasi, directed officials handling the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System to undertake the exercise.

The exercise, Mr. Kifasi said in a circular issued by the Permanent Secretary (Special Duties) in his office, Amina Shamaki, that screening should cover the verification and revalidation of vital documents belonging to all workers in the core Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

The Head of Service said staff of all Federal Government agencies in outstations in all the states of the federation would be screened in collaboration with other IPPIS stakeholders.

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